words // Brandon Richard
After extremely popular Quai 54 V and IX releases in recent years, the Jordan Brand quietly followed up this year with a limited edition Quai version of the "Military Blue" Retro 4. In short, it's the shoe you can buy in stores with a "1 of 24" Quai 54 patch sewn on the tongue. Underwhelming is probably the word you're looking for.
It's not really clear why the Jordan Brand didn't create a true Quai 54 shoe this year. Perhaps with the World Basketball Festival and Olympics on the horizon, they simply overlooked the event? Your guess is as good as mine, but if you're a collector, you can grab this Paris-bought 1-of-24 pair from BuzyBone88 on eBay today.